Most executives who want to become non-executive directors are unlikely to become one. Here is why:

Over the last 4 years, I’ve met with numerous aspiring non-executive directors. I came to this conclusion: it is probable you will never be a non-executive director. Assuming you show an interest in NEDonBoard or you contact me, here are the rough probabilities you can use as a guideline: your chance of becoming a non-executive…

The 5 factors that contribute to effective corporate governance

On 20th March, NEDonBoard hosted its annual conference. We had the pleasure to be joined by Jeremy Small as a keynote speaker who addressed the audience on the importance of effective corporate governance and the role of the NED sitting in the boardroom. Corporate governance is the structure and processes designed to create long-term value.…

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Insights from the Boardroom: NEDonBoard Conference 7 Main Take-Aways

On 20th March, NEDonBoard hosted its annual conference, Tomorrow’s Business: Tomorrow’s Board. In this article, we are sharing some of the insights given by our outstanding speakers and panellists:  Jeremy Small, Anna Marks, Dr. Yvonne Thompson CBE, Gillian Karran-Cumberlege, Elisabeth Stheeman, Jemima Coleman, Neil Sinclair, Abeed Janmohamed and Sharon Constancon. For those who attended the…

Appointing a NXD? – Understand Their Role for a Functional Board

At NEDonBoard’s regular dedicated non-executive director events, discussions with members has, on numerous occasions, turned to the issues around boards fully understanding the role of NXDs and how to enable a functional board. Needless to say, it can be highly unproductive to appoint NXDs to a board when some of the executive team, or even new NXD themselves, don’t fully understand the role of…

Boardroom Dynamics and Challenges – From a Chairman and NED Point of View

Having interviewed Neil Davidson, CBE, NED at Morrisons Supermarket Group and Chairman at Produce Investments PLC, following a NEDonBoard panel evening, there are some clear skills and considerations which best enable a board to work effectively and harmoniously, and for NEDs to connect with fellow board members and carry out their roles and responsibilities. What sets…

Corporate Governance for Growing Companies, by Frank Lewis

Recently we published an article focusing on structure and requirements for an effective board of directors by Frank Lewis.  This follow-up article highlights corporate governance for growing companies. Frank Lewis is a seasoned, internationally experienced Chairman and Non-Executive Director with a demonstrable track record of operational success in distribution, manufacturing, technology and natural resources across Europe, China, Africa and…

Getting your first NED role and appropriately preparing – Expert Interview: Maria Harding

Understanding how others go about developing their non-executive career can help create a blueprint to follow, so we interviewed Maria Harding to find out more about her experience and advice. With a background in food & drink and professional services, Maria Harding moved into a portfolio career of NED roles after having her family in…

Role, responsibility and what to review when joining a board – Expert Interview: Nick Beecroft

If you are interested to know more about the role and responsibilities of non-executive directors, as well as what to review prior to starting a new role, the following interview with Nick Beecroft will prove insightful. Nick holds three NED positions in financial institutions, one as Chairman, one as Senior Independent Director, and memberships of…